About the Fellow
David T. Hill, BA (Asian Studies), PhD (ANU) is a Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and fellow of the Asia Research Centre for Social, Political and Economic Change at Murdoch University in Perth.
In early 2011 Prof Hill was appointed to the board of the Australia Indonesia Institute.
David has spent periods as Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and Visiting Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden & Amsterdam. In addition, he is Director of the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), an international consortium of 23 universities which assists foreign students to study in Indonesian universities. David is also accredited as a Professional (Level 3) English/Indonesian Interpreter and Translator by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), Canberra.
Photo-montage presented to David Hill at the National Colloquium (image by Nenen Ilahi and John McGregor)
David's research interests are in Indonesian media, literature, biography, and cultural politics, and he has published six books (either authored, co-authored or edited), more than 40 book chapters and journal articles, and dozens of media articles in both English and Indonesian. His most recent books are:
- Politics and the Media in Twenty-First Century Indonesia (Routledge, London), co-edited with Krishna Sen, October 2010;
- Journalism and Politics in Indonesia: A critical biography of Mochtar Lubis (Routledge, London), December 2009;
- The Internet in Indonesia's New Democracy (Routledge, London), with Krishna Sen, April 2009.